Industry Press Release

Outside Magazine names Leisure Trends Group one of America's Best Places to Work in 2013


Market research firm studies recreation trends

Boulder, CO (August 1, 2013) Leisure Trends Group today was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list.  The full list is published online at

“We are thrilled and honored to be on the Top 100 list for the second year in a row,” said Charlie Cooper, president of Leisure Trends Group.  “It’s satisfying to be recognized for the efforts we make to provide a best in class work environment.  We also recognize that the industries and clients we serve make Leisure Trends Group a highly desirable career option. Being named to this list is a great reason to celebrate and appreciate our clients and what we do for our communities.”

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group . The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in an office in the United States. Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

This year’s “Best Places To Work” list will highlight not only the Top 100 companies, but will also spotlight those on the list that offer the best perks, including “Fitness-Friendly” companies, those with the “Best Benefits”, and the “Best Social/Environmentally Responsible” organizations. The list will also pinpoint the companies based on location, highlighting the “Best Places To Work” in the West, the Mountains, the Midwest and South, and the Northeast.

“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing-free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office-result in a more productive and engaged staff.”